Amazon Student Prime Advantages

I’m sure a lot of people know about Amazon Prime membership already. It’s convenient to able to order various items and receive free two-day shipping. However, for some of us, the cost of Prime membership may not always fit with our finances. Last January, I was tickled to find out my husband could qualify for Amazon Student Prime. 

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The conditions are that the person be enrolled in college and have an .edu email address to confirm their student status. Since my husband is working toward obtaining his bachelor degree, he met the requirements and was permitted to sign up for a free 6 month trial & Join Prime Student FREE Two-Day Shipping for College Students {affiliate link}! Who doesn’t like free, right?! 

Before this, when we ordered from Amazon, I would always try to meet the minimum amount required to obtain free shipping. Sometimes that might mean purchasing items we didn’t really “need” to reach that price point. And like everything else, those minimums tend to creep higher each year. I believe this year, the minimum increased to $49 before the order will ship for free.

Wade’s 6 month free trial of Amazon Student Prime, just ended in mid-July. We had the choice to cancel or continue with Prime for another year. However, as a student, his cost was $49 for a year to Join Prime Student FREE Two-Day Shipping for College Students{affiliate link}, versus the $99 that regular Prime members paid. We planned to go ahead with a year of it at that cost.

His benefits are mostly the same as regular Amazon Prime members. Those benefits include the following: free two-day shipping on many items, unlimited movie streaming, photo storage, and some exclusive deals for students.  You should be aware that some of these benefits aren’t available during the free 6 month trial. I know that the movie streaming is one that can’t be accessed until you pay. At our house, it’s only been used for the free shipping so that wasn’t a big deal for us.  Just make sure you read all the fine print before you sign up.

However, this might be a nice deal for you or some other college student in your life. College is expensive, and it’s nice to take advantage of some perks to counter-act that. Just remember you need to be currently enrolled in classes, and have an .edu email address. When my husband hopefully finishes his degree next spring, we will no longer be eligible. But that’s ok! We are both totally ready for him to be completely finished, since he has been in school for about 6 years out of the 9 years we’ve been married! Till then though, we will enjoy some of the benefits of his student status.

In the event that you don’t qualify for Amazon Student Prime, you can still check into the regular Amazon membership and Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial{affiliate link} if you haven’t had it before. The prices and details are subject to change with any of the Amazon products and programs, so be sure to read carefully before joining.

 

Char

I am married with three young children. My husband and I are both registered nurses. I like to try new ideas out, and will obsessively research whatever that latest idea is. We like to try different ways to decrease our living costs and save money. My husband is great at building/fixing/diy etc. and figuring out how to implement my new schemes.

14 thoughts on “Amazon Student Prime Advantages

    • August 23, 2016 at 7:28 pm
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      Thanks for stopping by. We are trying out the video streaming benefits.

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  • August 24, 2016 at 7:32 am
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    My friend had Amazon prime and she let’s me order all my stuff through her! Thanks for joining the #seasonalbloghopjoy

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  • August 24, 2016 at 9:23 am
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    I cringe when I read how high Amazon Prime has gotten from when I signed up years ago. But we use it all.the.time ) also for movies as we don’t have tv service.
    I will pass the information on to my sister and her husband – both of which are college students. Thank you so much for sharing!!
    Best,
    Bibi

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    • August 24, 2016 at 10:09 am
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      Yeah it’s tough when your finances are tight. I think once or twice a year they run a special pricing for new members. I was happy when I found out about the Student Prime.

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  • August 25, 2016 at 3:31 pm
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    I wish this had been around when I was in grad school! I tend to utilize the wishlist feature a lot because when I go to put in an order and need to hit the minimum I can never seem to remember the other things I need.

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    • August 25, 2016 at 4:12 pm
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      I use the wishlist feature too. Helps until you are sure you want to spend the money or watch till something goes down in cost.

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  • August 26, 2016 at 12:36 pm
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    Wish this existed when I was a student!

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  • August 27, 2016 at 1:37 pm
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    I wish I knew about this earlier when I was in college! This is such a great way to save every penny on my textbooks and other supplies!

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    • September 2, 2016 at 5:31 pm
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      Glad you found it helpful Renee!

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